Hassan Whiteside has come on leaps and bounds over the past couple of years and he has truly arrived as a dominant force in the NBA at the pivot.
It hasn't always been smooth sailing for the 27-year-old, though. It was only just under two years ago that he found himself playing with the Iowa Energy down in the D-League.
But, then the former second-round draft pick caught a break. He signed with the Miami Heat in late November of 2014 and all of a sudden he became a viable double-double presence.
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His defensive skills have probably earned him the most plaudits. Whiteside finished third in the Defensive Player of the Year voting last term where he led the league for blocks with an astounding average of 3.7 a night.
However, the NBA tweeted out their top 50 blocks of the 2015-16 season recently and not one of Whiteside's rejections made the cut.
When a fan tweeted the Heat center asking how this could possibly be, the chip on Whiteside's shoulder came to life from its dormant state.
Whiteside said: "The NBA never gave me much love most of the block go out of bounds and give the team the ball back guess that's cooler Shrugs."
If the NBA doesn't recognise his talents, the Miami Heat sure do. They re-signed the seven-footer to a four-year, $98 million contract in the summer and prioritised the deal over 13-year legend Dwyane Wade.
That's some jump considering he wasn't even making a $1 million last season. Should Whiteside have made the almighty NBA blocks list? The Association would have had plenty of stops to choose from.